Black Lagoon Soup

Although I'm a great meal planner when it comes to dinner time, I'm not so good when it comes to lunch. Jake is often sent to work with leftovers and Jonah and I eat whatever we can find- PB & J's, grilled cheese, mac and cheese, eggs and toast...usually simple. As I was driving home one day this week around lunch time I was unable to think of anything simple I had on hand that sounded good to both Jonah and I. Then I remember the leftover rice in the fridge and the homemade chicken stock in the freezer. Chicken and rice soup in no time I thought. Unfortunatly the rice was MIA (in Jake's lunchbox) but I was determined to have soup anyway. It just took a little longer than planned and Jonah was very cranky by the time it was on the table. Because we had recently made green eggs and ham, which he thought was the coolest thing, we decided to color our soup with food coloring. I thought green or pink soup would be nice but we(he) tried ALL of the colors. Now, our soup didn't look too good (to me), but it was the best thrown together recipe I think I've ever made! Recipe follows so give it a try!

Black Lagoon Soup
feeds one hundry mommy and one cranky toddler

1 cup homemade chicken stock or canned broth
1 chicken boullion (or 2 if your toddler wants to put one in too)
1 carrot chopped into small pieces
1 celery stalk chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup frozen corn
3 red or golden potatoes peeled and chopped into small pieces
Boil all of above ingredients until veggies are soft. Then add:
several drops (just one or two won't do) of every color of food coloring. Add an ice cube and crackers if desired.


Johnny D said...

I seem to recall a certain clown organization making Green Eggs and Ham for dollar dinner at Campus House...except the eggs ended up gray...and most everyone there was so grossed out that they didn't even try the food...

I'm glad your soup ended up better than that...